Thieves have damaged three ambulances after the Welsh Ambulance Service was targeted on New Years Day.
The mindless thieves struck at the Tredegar Ambulance Station on the night of 01 January. The three ambulances were damaged as the thieves forced open the locking caps to the fuel tanks.
The lowlife perpetrators also attempted to take fuel from the vehicle of a member of staff’s personal car as well as from an all-electric vehicle.
The brainless thieves also tried to steal ‘fuel’ from a clearly marked all-electric vehicle
All three vehicles needed repairs before going back on the road, leaving them out of action for several hours.
The staff member’s vehicle was also damaged, although no fuel was stolen.
The Trust has reported the theft to Gwent Police and is appealing for anyone with information to contact the police.
Lee Brooks, Director of Operations at the Welsh Ambulance Service, said:
“Despite the things you can witness in this job, there are things that are still hard to believe.
“Why someone would damage and steal from an ambulance is something I struggle to understand, but it did happen.
Three ambulances and one private vehicle were damaged during the incident
“Fortunately, these are not things that happen often, and the people of Wales have always been incredibly supportive of the job we do, on and off the road.
“We now ask for the help of the people living in the Tredegar area and come forward if they have seen or heard something that could help us catch those who did this.”
If you have any information about the theft of fuel, please call Gwent Police on 101 quoting reference incident number 57 on 02 January (the date the incident was reported).
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